Our island Texel

Experience a wonderful holiday on Texel and enjoy everything the Wadden Island has to offer. Unwind in one of the island’s beautiful nature reserves or participate in one of many indoor and outdoor activities.


The TESO-ferry ride to the island puts most people in the holiday spirit right away. The fresh breeze, the salty sea air and the ferry ride give the perfect getaway feeling. Upon arrival at Texel, you can use the Texelhopper. This is a bus that will take you to different locations on the island. You can also hire a bicycle or take a taxi. The bicycle hire services in practically every village and the miles of cycle paths make Texel a very bicycle-friendly island.

Nature & climate

Texel is known for its beautiful nature. Enjoy the dune fields, the sea, the forest, and the flora and fauna on the island. For example, you won’t find as many different bird species anywhere else in the Netherlands than on Texel, so the skies can be busy.

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The island has a temperate maritime climate. Because the island is not attached to the mainland, the influence of the wind and the sea is much greater than the rest of the Netherlands. The sea temperature, for example, causes the rainfall in spring to remain low. In autumn, however, the warmth of the sea causes extra rainfall instead. Additionally, Texel also has the most sunshine hours of the Netherlands. Perfect for a holiday on the island of Texel!


The island has activities all year round. The long and vast beach is perfect for all the water sport enthusiasts you can go surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking and sailing. The amount of wind on the beach is also ideal for kite-flying.

For those who wish to know more about the past and present of Texel, there is a wide selection of museums. For example, at Maritiem-en Juttersmuseum Flora, you will learn about the maritime past of Texel and discover beach findings dating back to over 75 years. You can also seek out the bustle of De Koog and Den Burg to go shopping and enjoy the numerous cafes, bars and restaurants. In Den Burg, you will also find a cinema where you can relax.